Sania Mirza has turned down an offer to partner Pakistan's Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi in the international circuit despite the Pakistani expressing interest to play alongside the Indian tennis star several times in the past.
Sania is currently partnering India's Mahesh Bhupathi, while Aisam is now playing limited mixed doubles events, partnering Czech Republic's Andrea Hlavackova on the court.
"I'm playing quite well with Bhupathi in grand slams so I don't think I need to change anything right now," "Playing with Aisam right now is not possible," she added.
Sania, who is married to former Pakistan cricket captain Shoaib Malik, also ruled out playing in Pakistan in the near future despite an invitation from the Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF).
The PTF has been keen on getting Sania to play exhibition matches or give coaching in Pakistan ever since she got married to Malik.
The Indian, however, ruled that out too, citing complete absence of international tournaments in Pakistan.
"I haven't asked for a huge pay cheque in order to feature in charity matches in Pakistan. But as far as competitive matches are concerned, there are, unfortunately, no international tournaments taking place in Pakistan for obvious reasons. So there's no chance I can play there," she said.